Academic Administrator for Disability Studies (50% time), UCLA Undergraduate Education Initiatives University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05595
Under the direction of the Chair of the Disability Studies Minor and in collaboration with the Director of Academic Initiatives within the Division of Undergraduate Education, the Academic Administrator engages with UCLA faculty and campus partners and incorporates the national trends in the field in order to improve the quality and effectiveness of the Disability Studies pedagogy at UCLA. In addition, the Academic Administrator provides teaching to meet the needs of the growing Disability Studies Minor.
Job responsibilities include but not limited to planning short and long-term strategies to develop and deliver Disability Studies courses, build and maintain strong relationships with campus stakeholders, faculty and instructor networks, and assist, as appropriate, with the Disability Studies Inclusion Labs. The incumbent also develops learning goals and updates master syllabi for Disability Studies courses. In addition, the Academic Administrator builds and maintains a collection of resources for current and future Disability Studies instructors, including working with UCLA libraries to update the Disability Studies Resource Guide, building writing assignment templates through collaboration with Writing Programs, and keeping up-to-date information on potential guest speakers. The Academic Administrator will teach in the Disability Studies minor and mentor graduate student instructors.
Qualifications: PhD in a related discipline with scholarship and teaching relevant to the topic of disability; college-level teaching experience; knowledge of interdisciplinary instruction; understanding of teaching technologies and new pedagogical research and techniques; strong leadership and interpersonal skills to bring together faculty, graduate student instructors, and other academic personnel in collaborative projects.
The Undergraduate Education Initiatives (UEI) unit collaborates with faculty and departments across the campus to design, implement, and promote innovative, interdisciplinary educational programs for all students at UCLA. Information about Undergraduate Education Initiatives may be viewed at: http://www.uei.ucla.edu/
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position salary range is $62,133/year to $80,408/year. *Please note this range reflects full-time annual salaries. This position is part-time (50% time).
Position remains open until filled. This is a part-time (50% time) position, with a projected late summer start date.
Interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter of application that specifically addresses the position's responsibilities and the required/preferred qualifications stated above, a current CV, a statement of contributions to diversity, teaching statement, and the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, through the UCLA Academic Recruit portal: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF05595
Applicants may upload the reference letters directly to the job application in the UCLA Academic Recruit system, or may provide the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of the references; the UCLA Academic Recruit system will send emails to individuals whose contact information was provided, requesting submission of the reference letter for the applicant. Regardless of the reference submission method used, all three letters of reference must be received by the closing date for the application to be considered complete.
We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.